Area (SqKm):49,768
Altitude (m):0-2000
# Species*:67
# Excl Vagrants*:67
# Endemics*:1
# Near Endemics*:4
Species/100 SqKm*:0.1
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Desert, dunes, rocky escarpment, scrub


The table below lists species recorded at this locale but does not indicate frequency of occurrence there. It does indicate whether each species is globally threatened or endangered according to the IUCN and also whether it is migratory, very rare, or accidental in the country. The list is based on available data and may be incomplete.*

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Ostriches: Struthionidae

1Common OstrichStruthio camelusNM,SL

Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

2Speckled PigeonColumba guineaSL

Sandgrouse: Pteroclidae

3Namaqua SandgrousePterocles namaquaSL
4Double-banded SandgrousePterocles bicinctusSL
5Burchell's SandgrousePterocles burchelliSL

Bustards: Otididae

6Kori BustardArdeotis koriSL
7Ludwig's BustardNeotis ludwigiiSL
8Rueppell's BustardEupodotis rueppeliiSL
9White-quilled BustardEupodotis afraoidesSL

Pratincoles and Coursers: Glareolidae

10Burchell's CourserCursorius rufusSL

Secretary-bird: Sagittariidae

11SecretarybirdSagittarius serpentariusNM,SL

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

12Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleusSL
13Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotosSL
14White-backed VultureGyps africanusSL
15Black-chested Snake-EagleCircaetus pectoralisSL
16Martial EaglePolemaetus bellicosusSL
17Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatusSL
18Tawny EagleAquila rapaxNM,SL
19Steppe EagleAquila nipalensisSL
20Pale Chanting-GoshawkMelierax canorusSL
21Black HarrierCircus maurusSL
22Yellow-billed Kite**Milvus aegyptiusSL

Owls: Strigidae

23Spotted Eagle-OwlBubo africanusSL

Mousebirds: Coliidae

24White-backed MousebirdColius coliusNM,SL

Woodhoopoes and Scimitarbills: Phoeniculidae

25Common ScimitarbillRhinopomastus cyanomelasNM

Hornbills: Bucerotidae

26Monteiro's HornbillTockus monteiriNM,SL

Rollers: Coraciidae

27Lilac-breasted RollerCoracias caudatusSL

African Barbets: Lybiidae

28Pied BarbetTricholaema leucomelasNM,SL

Woodpeckers: Picidae

29Cardinal WoodpeckerChloropicus fuscescensNM
30Golden-tailed WoodpeckerCampethera abingoniSL

Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

31Pygmy FalconPolihierax semitorquatusSL
32Rock KestrelFalco rupicolusNM
33Greater KestrelFalco rupicoloidesSL
34Lanner FalconFalco biarmicusSL

Parrots: Psittaculidae

35Rosy-faced LovebirdAgapornis roseicollisNM,SL

Drongos: Dicruridae

36Fork-tailed DrongoDicrurus adsimilisSL

Shrikes: Laniidae

37Southern FiscalLanius collarisSL
38White-crowned ShrikeEurocephalus anguitimensNM

Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

39Cape CrowCorvus capensisSL
40Pied CrowCorvus albusSL

Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice: Paridae

41Ashy TitMelaniparus cinerascensSL

Larks: Alaudidae

42Spike-heeled LarkChersomanes albofasciataNM,SL
43Black-eared Sparrow-LarkEremopterix australisSL
44Dune LarkCalendulauda erythrochlamysSL
45Stark's LarkSpizocorys starkiSL

Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

46Yellow-bellied EremomelaEremomela icteropygialisSL
47Black-chested PriniaPrinia flavicansNM
48Kopje WarblerEuryptila subcinnamomeaSL

Swallows: Hirundinidae

49Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligulaSL

Sylviid Warblers, Parrotbills, and Allies: Sylviidae

50Chestnut-vented WarblerCurruca subcaeruleaSL

White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies: Zosteropidae

51Orange River White-eyeZosterops pallidusNM

Starlings: Sturnidae

52Pale-winged StarlingOnychognathus nabouroupNM,SL

Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

53Karoo ThrushTurdus smithiSL

Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

54Chat FlycatcherAgricola infuscatusNM
55Kalahari Scrub-RobinCercotrichas paenaSL
56Short-toed Rock-ThrushMonticola brevipesSL
57Tractrac ChatEmarginata tractracNM
58Southern Anteater-ChatMyrmecocichla formicivoraNM
59Mountain WheatearMyrmecocichla monticolaNM,SL
60Familiar ChatOenanthe familiarisSL

Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

61Dusky SunbirdCinnyris fuscusSL

Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

62Scaly WeaverSporopipes squamifronsSL
63Sociable WeaverPhiletairus sociusNM,SL
64Southern Masked-WeaverPloceus velatusSL
65Red-billed QueleaQuelea queleaSL

Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

66Cape SparrowPasser melanurusSL

Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

67White-throated CanaryCrithagra albogularisSL

 * Nomenclature and taxonomic affinities are based on Clements 6th Edition published 2007 with updates through 2021 maintained by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, which relies largely on the AOU and SACC nomenclature committees. IUCN status may reflect splits not currently recognized by Clements.
** Species not accepted by Clements, AOU, or SACC that we recognize based on the IOC, field observations along with geographical separation, consensus opinions of field guide authors, and other sources. These species are potential splits in future Clements updates.



//Boreal Visitor
\\Austral Visitor
##Non-breeding Dispersal
()Breeding Season Only


NMNaukluft Mountains